Dog bites can cause devastating injuries, leaving physical and emotional scars. In serious cases, injuries can be life threatening. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries from a dog bite, contact Aitken * Aitken * Cohn for legal help. A dog bite lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and can hold the owner accountable for the dog’s actions.
For more information, contact a Long Beach dog bite lawyer at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn today.
Dog Bite Information
In Long Beach, and the entire state of California, the owner of a dog is held to strict standard of liability to protect the safety of anyone who comes into close contact with the animal. The owner can be held liable whether the attack occurred in a public place or even on the owner’s private property, as long as the victim was there lawfully. The owner can also be held liable if the attack occurs while the dog is in the care of someone else, such as a dog walker or a kennel.
An owner may not be found liable for the injuries if the animal was provoked, or if the victim was trespassing on private property or committing some other criminal act on the owner’s property. There are special circumstances when children are involved.
Contact a Long Beach Dog Bite Lawyer
While dog bites can happen in an instant, the victims of animal attacks can be left with a lifetime of disfiguring injuries and psychological trauma. An accident attorney can help injured persons recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. Aitken * Aitken * Cohn has a proven record of success in a number of personal injury claims and is available to assist you. Contact us today and schedule a free and private review of your case.